It has always been said that music is the language of feeling and of passion, as words are the language of reason. Well it was a music beat day when we met Eric Wanjine, a singer and songwriter. He did respond to the following questions we paused at him:
QN: Kindly describe yourself…
Am a singer, songwriter and an instrumentalist.
QN: When did you start singing and songwriting professionally?
My career started right back in 2016. I did start singing and songwriting at that time.
QN: Have you produced any songs?
They can check my music through my YouTube channel. I have my debut single called “Come Over”.
QN: What is the story behind “Come Over” Track?
It’s actually a love song and everyone knows what love is and they can connect to love. I intend to think, love is the only thing than connect people. Though it’s a personal experience.
QN: What differentiates you from other songwriters?
I always give my audience my personal touch and experiences. My music is about my story and experience.
QN: Whom do look up to currently in the industry?
I love Nyanshinski since he is a good songwriter and singer. Bensoul also is one person,I look upto.
QN: What’s your view on Kenyan music?
There’s a lot of music coming up in the industry. There’s a lot of artist whom people haven’t heard of.
QN: What are some of your shortcomings in your career as a singer and a performer?
Music is a journey that is met with up’s and downs. I’ve met people who would love to pin me down in the industry.
QN: How did you overcome the challenges?
God has been guiding me. I always put Him first in whatever I do.
QN:Is music what you do, what you are looking for or what you are?
I will say, music is what I am. I breathe music, eat music and write music. I will also let my fans decide on that.
QN: What’s your view on play KE Music notion?
I tend to agree with that concept because we need to feed Kenyans with our music first. Let’s appreciate our own.
QN: How have you learned the art of playing an instrument and strike a balance with singing at the same time?
At first, I didn’t have confidence with the guitar but I overcame the challenge.
QN: What’s your view on those who study music and those who just begin it as a talent?
I will say, whatever that works for you just go for it. I will advice if you feel you have to study go for it. As a natural musician there are things that I also need to learn.
QN: What advice would give people to who would love to do music?
I would advice them to just believe in themselves and keep doing what they feel they can do. No one will love your art unless you love it yourself. Music is like kids and you’ve got to love your kids first and the world will love them.
QN: What’s your view on your live performances?
Yes. Live music is good and it is pure, natural and raw.
QN: How can people reach you out in case they would love to connect?
They can follow me on Wanjine_Maina on Instagram, Wanjine_Maina on Twitter. They can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel- Wanjine